The active COVID-19 case count has increased by four and now sits at 132 across Chatham-Kent.
The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit has updated their ‘current situation’ page, which provides a summary of COVID-19 cases and testing in Chatham-Kent, on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
The total number of cases has increased by 20 to 927.
Overall, there are now 14 active COVID-19 outbreaks across the community:
– Four institutional outbreaks: Fairfield Park in Wallaceburg and Riverview Gardens, Copper Terrace and Village on the Thames in Chatham.
– Eight un-named workplace outbreaks.
– Two congregate living outbreaks.
83 of the active cases are linked to close contact, 24 are unknown, 10 are linked to workplace outbreaks in Chatham-Kent, eight cases have information pending, three cases are linked to institutional outbreaks in Chatham-Kent, two are linked to institutional outbreaks outside of Chatham-Kent and two cases are linked to congregate living outbreaks in Chatham-Kent.
Public health officials announced 16 more recoveries, bringing the total to 792.
CK Public Health officials say two more people from Chatham-Kent were hospitalized with COVID-19, bringing the total number of people currently hospitalized to five.
Since the pandemic began in March, three people from Chatham-Kent have died from COVID-19.
A total of 59,271 tests for the virus have been completed to date.
As of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, December 26, 2020, Chatham-Kent joined a province-wide shutdown, which will be in effect for a period of 28 days.
More details about the province-wide shutdown can be found, here.
Public health officials are encouraging people to continue following these public health measures:
To view the full ‘current situation’ page from CK Public Health, click here.
For more information about COVID-19, residents are asked to visit
http://www.ckpublichealth.com/covid19 or call the CK Public Health COVID-19 intake line at 519-355-1071 ex. 1900.